in Delaware County, PA
web since March 2000!
Always check our
Have you signed
our Guest Book at "The
A project of the National Heritage Foundation
What is this Foundation?
like to make a donation to help support this website!
Would you like
to sponsor this page?
me: - Update
have temporarily cleared a small amount of space in my email box.
However, spam continues to be a problem. To be sure you get through the
filters, be sure to include the name of our city somewhere either
in the subject or the body of your email.
You can contact me by phone.
Follow this link for phone number. -John
in Chester's History" on "The Newsstand"
the website - Thousands of pages of Chester History!
Last Name: DeVito
First Name: Andrew
Middle Name: Joseph "Sonny"
Date of Death: April 6, 1996
Newspaper: Delaware County (PA) Daily Times
Date of Newspaper: April 10, 1996
Contributor: Florence E O'Bryan
Text of Obituary:
Andrew Joseph "Sonny" DeVito, 65, of Chester, a former employee of A.J. Schmidt Co., died April 6 at Crozer Chester Medical Center.
Born and reared in Chester, Mr. DeVito was a Chester High School graduate and lived in the city all of his life.
He was employed as a sheet metal mechanic by A.J. Schmidt for 20 years before his retirement in 1974. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
A lifelong member of Felton Fire Co. of Chester, Mr. DeVito also belonged to Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Byzantine Ukrainian. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Coral Sea and was the recipient of the Navy Occupation Service Medal, the European Clasp Medal, and the National Defense Medal.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joan Marguerite Schane DeVito, a daughter, Carmella R. DeVito of Marcus Hook, three sons, Andrew A. DeVito of Virginia, and Dominick S. DeVito and David G. DeVito, both of Chester; two brothers, Dominick DeVito of Brookhaven and Louis DeVito of Ridley Park, two sisters, Ester Bradford of New Jersey and Nancy Long of Chester, and five grandchildren.
The funeral and calling hours begin at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at the Kaniefski Kendus D'Anjolell Funeral Home, 3900 W 9th St., Trainer. The funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Byzantine Ukrainian, 3015 W 3rd St., Chester. Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Lower Chichester.
There also will be calling hours after 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Notes: Mr. DeVito was born 2/22/1931.
Back to top of this page